Catholic Fatherhood: Build a Catholic Nation
Justin Haggerty | The Daily Knight
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Inspired by Pope Francis' declaration of 2021 as the 'Year of St. Joseph,' The Daily Knight will produce weekly articles to share and clarify the vocation of 'Catholic Fatherhood.' Our mission, at the Sacred Military Order of Knights of the Republic and the Most Victorious Heart of Jesus, is to defeat modernism, the synthesis of all heresies, in the domestic church (the family), the parish, and society at large. Building your domestic church is the quintessential foundation for fostering the faith and rebuilding Christendom.
Prayer to St. Joseph by Pope Leo XIII:
To thee, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our tribulation, and having implored the help of thy most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke thy patronage also. Through that charity which bound thee to the immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which thou embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg thee to graciously regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with thy power and strength to aid us in our necessities.
O most watchful Guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be propitious to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness; and, as once thou rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God's Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by thy constant protection, so that, supported by thy example and thy aid, we may be able to live piously, to die holy, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.
Build a Catholic Nation
As Catholic Fathers we have a paternal responsibility to lead, teach, provide, and protect our families. The same role is required as fathers to our communities, organizations, parishes, cities and nations, like Abraham and Israel, Moses and David, Constantine and Charlemagne, we are all give the graces by God to help build a Catholic nation.
It is the mission of every Catholic, given by our Lord Jesus Christ, to "teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost." By the commandment, all men have a divine duty to live and spread the gospel each and every day. We must carry the words of our Lord with us as we navigate the stormy waters of this treacherous pilgrimage on Earth. It is not charitable to pass through these waters alone, but to carry others with us, as our Lord and His Apostles did, is our obligation as Catholics. (1 Corinthians 9:16)
It is not enough for your wife and children to be Catholics; work and pray each day for the conversion of your parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, who have been abandoned by the Church, to convert and return to the Faith. It is not charitable to only associate with a traditionally Catholic crowd, bring your friends and their families to the Most Holy sacrifice of the Mass. Our Lord sat down with publicans and sinners; the most charitable thing is the saving of souls. Through your charity, a Catholic community will form around your table.
Your faith and family will be a foundation for all the charitable works for your life. Bring your graces to work to be an example for other Catholics and those open to the truth. Build a strong fraternity with peers and subordinates and pray that they immolate your Catholic virtues while conducting their professional labor, enjoying their private lives and in guiding their families. Work toward establishing a Catholic leadership in corporations, a Christian identity in their rules and ethics, and a charitable culture in its condition, business relationships and goals.
Beyond the workplace, Catholic Fathers should work together to bring or restore authentic Catholic leadership in our schools, parishes, and lay organizations. Through our leadership and by our example, all heretics and apostates should be removed immediately from all Catholic institutions. Once accomplished, our children will have the Catholic foundation that our great-grandparents and their grandparents enjoyed. From this foundation, we Catholic Fathers should launch an assault on all progressive and heretic institutions, from universities to hospitals. By authentic Christian leadership, and the virtues gifted by the Holy Ghost, these institutions can be cleaned and used as tools for the conversion of society and the prosperity and security of Christendom.
While restoring Christendom from the bottom up, beginning with families and parishes, we must also coordinate an investment of Catholic leadership into our local municipal, state and federal government. For the temporal and spiritual stability and health of the nation, it should be the mission of every Catholic to vote for and appoint Catholic leaders to positions of government. As Plato, Cicero, and St Augustine wrote, all leaders in western and Christian thought, it is the greatest responsibility of a government to attend to the moral condition of a society or kingdom. Thus, we should vote, lead, and serve as Catholics. In tandem with the grassroots restoration of Christendom, state and federal assemblies should legislate a climate that enables Christian law and virtue to govern the land. Executives must appoint traditional Catholics to key cabinet, agency, military and court positions: while standing as a representative for Catholic Fatherhood for all families in society. As a policy for foreign relations, treaties and agreements must be drafted and ratified with other Catholic nations to secure economic interests, to allow the freedom to provide for our families, and to protest our way of life grounded in the Faith.
A strong relationship, more or less like a marriage, should be established between the state and the Church. As the Church lacks the facilities to govern the economic and security needs of society, so too the state lacks the facilities to ensure a moral and just society and the spiritual health of souls. Together, the Church and the state are required for the healthy of a nation. Furthermore, any crime against the Church ought to be an act of treason against the state, as it was an act against the temporal and eternal health of all its citizens. The separation of Church and state, including the removal of the Church's moral voice in politics and governance, was a freemasonic and liberal idea to enable apostates and corrupt statesmen to reorder society for their own perverted benefit.
In conclusion, it is important that the restoration grows from the family level, as it is the base unit of society and the medium that Christ chose to renew the world through. As the enemies of the Church embrace the world and its lavish entertainment filled lifestyle, female promoted workplaces, homosexual relationships and transgender mental disorders, they will set the destruction and extinction of their own kind . Perhaps a weapon in our favor, population control will help set the conditions for many socialist, progressives, modernists, and atheists to never produce enough offspring to slow the decrease of their population. On the contrary, we Catholic Fathers have an opportunity to help build our own Catholic nations. By making a sacrifice of glorying the Lord with seven children, traditional Catholics would go from 1 million, to 5 million, and then to 25 million faithful within three generations (nearly 60-80 years). There charitable works and leadership, as discussed above, would only amplify those numbers. It is clear how Catholic Fathers could turn society around, restore Christendom, and revitalize the Church by the end of the century. By the grace of God, its time for us all to make the sacrifice.
In Christ Crucified and the Most Victorious Heart of Jesus.